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Job Title: Elephant Keeper
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
We are an equal opportunity employer that sets out to inspire, educate and engage people to serve as lifelong stewards for animals, their habitats and their conservation, both locally and from a far. Together, we can preserve and enhance the legacy of the zoo and its species for future generations to come! We are Nebraska's #1 tourist attraction and consistently ranked among the top zoos in the world!
About the team:
A team of about 300 full-time and 650 part-time staff members strong, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium benefits the lives of more than 1,415 species across 162 acres of land. We also support the efforts of numerous field conservation projects and research projects that help ensure a future for endangered and critically endangered flora and fauna around the world, even right here in Nebraska! Our team makes a big impart and every role is essential to move our conservation mission forward. From the much-needed Keepers to care for our species to the important Food and Beverage employees helping us gain funds to further continue our mission. This is definitely a unique place to work, employees are exposed to a fun atmosphere, where each workday is never the same. Our zoo is world-class with unmatched scenery to help you get through your duties!
Theres just something about living in Omaha. Something that makes you feel alive and in the moment. Maybe its the shorter drive times or the lower cost of living. Or maybe its the world-class dining, arts and entertainment that are never too far away. Most likely, its the combination of those things that help you settle in and show out, living your best life in one of Americas most up-and-coming cities. Here are a few things that make Omaha easy for us to call home!
About the role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven animal care professional to join our elephant care team as our herd prepares to grow by two! Multigenerational herd management is the core of this elephant program. Our focus is with maintaining and improving female herd dynamics, facilitating natural breeding, and providing for appropriate male social opportunities. We strive to provide the maximum amount of choice and control to our elephants through our management practices. The elephants are managed in a protected contacted system following AZAs Standards for Elephant Management and Care. Individuals must function as a part of the elephant team to ensure a safe and productive work environment. Duties will include but are not limited to all aspects of the daily management of African elephants including daily cleaning and exhibit maintenance, feeding, enrichment, detailed record keeping, behavioral observations, browse collection, general maintenance, public demonstrations, and husbandry training. This is a 40 hour per week position that includes weekends and holidays. This position reports to the Elephant Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidates might be required to pass a pre-employment background check, drug test, negative TB test, Covid-19 test, and possess a valid drivers license with a good history.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Eligible employees at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are provided a wide range of benefits. Throughout the hiring process we will provide you with more benefit details and which ones apply to your role.
Part-Time (the benefits below also apply to full-time staff)
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as def
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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium3701 S. 10th StreetOmaha,, NE 68107Phone: 4027338401
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